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Re: “Burlington to Remove Basketball Hoops, Close Dog Parks

Some college-aged kids in City Market the other day blocked access to the prepared food section for over ten minutes by standing at the intersection of three aisles. They were talking and ignoring other shoppers. They refused to move until a store employee approached them. At least five shoppers, including two elderly women, were blocked by their inconsiderate and unsafe behavior. I don't understand this behavior when so many people are doing their best to follow guidance during this emergency.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 04/02/2020 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Vermont Announces 37 More Coronavirus Cases, One New Death

Tina, I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope you can grieve fully for him in spite of the stay at home order.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/31/2020 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Vermont Seeing 'Exponential Growth' of Coronavirus

I have a friend who today completes her 14 day quarantine for COVID-19. It was unofficial, of course, because she was never tested. Maybe those reporting these statistics would do well to interview a few PCPs and find out how many of these unofficial quarantines have happened. Anyone who thinks that the number of confirmed cases actually reflects the impact of this virus on the state is smoking something funny.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/25/2020 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Burlington Family Makes a Social Distancing Music Video, Because Why Not?

Kudos to the artists! Laughter IS the best medicine.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/25/2020 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Sanders Skips Key Vote on Coronavirus Rescue Package

I expect a reporter of Paul Heinz' caliber to understand the nature of a cloture vote. It is a vote to close discussion of a proposed law. The ONLY votes that count on a cloture action are YES votes, since the proponent of cloture must obtain 60 votes. When it is clear that the proponent, as in this case, does not have 60 votes, it is not uncommon for "no" votes to be absent for any number of reasons. Bernie was clearly a "no" vote and his failure to be there was of literally NO consequence. To frame this as an important vote worth getting lathered up over is to mislead your readers.

It should be noted that Bernie will return to Washington for the actual important votes on this bill.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/23/2020 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Bracing for Coronavirus Spread, Vermont Frees Up Hospital Beds

Save the hotels for the homeless.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 03/20/2020 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Vermont Superdelegates Warn Against 'Stop Sanders' Machinations

Notice the quisling Dean, is as vacuous as ever!

32 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Barbara Alsop on 02/28/2020 at 5:11 PM

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